Monday, February 27, 2012

Scrap Like You Mean It 2012!

We’re busily working on next month’s big 5th annual Kyrie Foundation Krop! WOO-HOO! It will be another year of what you’ve come to love from this event: fun freebies, good goody bags, space to scrap with your pals, upbeat tuneage, great vendors, crafty classes and food, glorious food. This year? McAllistar’s Deli is on board for our lunch vittles and Pig In Pig  Out Barbecue is donating a delicious dinner!!! My mouth is watering already.

Saturday, March 31
9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Family Church
11135 West Kellogg

Warning: Seats are going fast! So register as soon as you can at

This will also be the weekend before the Easter Bunny and Eggbert make their annual Easter trip to families at Wesley Hospital. They have a decent about of toys and game, but they really need gift cards or moolah to extend to the parents. You have no idea how much a gas card or a quick lunch at McD's means to these parents. So ... if you could spare a a gift or a $, bring it with you on March 31st! 

Meanwhile, let’s rock out the 2012 krop! Don’t forget you can order a tee with this year’s event logo, too at

If you have questions, please contact Christy Freeman at 

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Thankful Thursday

Today I am abundantly thankful for the woman behind our Blanket Outreach Program, the Amazing Donna. Amazing Donna has been an incredible example of how one person can really make a difference, as our dear Amy said as we gave Donna a 2011 Kyrie Foundation award at last year’s krop.

Amazing Donna donates her time, talent and treasure to make snugglly-soft, fleece blankets on behalf of the Kyrie Foundation for children battling cancer. When you email us with names of children in your community who have been diagnosed, Amazing Donna is on the case, spinning fabric into love in which we can wrap these children. She even personalizes them with the child’s name and cute embroidered shapes.

I cannot stress enough what Amazing Donna’s efforts do for this organization. While the board and volunteers work hard to plan fundraising events, volunteers like Amazing Donna, Frosty/Easter Bunny (Susan Jae) and Eggbert/Elf Rita connect with families and carry the message. We are continually humbled by this consistent and meaningful goodness.

Specifically for the Blanket Outreach Program, we honored that Amazing Donna continues the legacy of Kyrie’s That.

Here are a few examples of Amazing Donna’s blankets.

Paxten's blanket.
Audrianna's blanket.
Audrianna's sister, Kyra's blanket.
Jared's blanket.
Taylor's blanket.
A special blanket for Kipton's mom.
Braxton's blanket.
Brynlin's blanket.
Mason's blanket.

Pretty amazing, huh?

What are you thankful for today?